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Expensive books – luxury source of knowledge!

Despite the fact that in our time the basic information we get from the media (Internet, TV), a regular book that act as “paper”, not hand over the positions. But to attract potential readers publishing houses, and have here, keep in pace with time.

Because now is not the beginning of the 20th century, and nondescript gray book is hardly interested. Shelves filled with books with screaming names and lurid images of couples and killers with Beretta in his hands. Except as “disposable” such literature will not name, in the best case, you can give read a book other, and at worst… you know.

And how to be true connoisseurs of books, willing itself to have in your personal library, solidly made and decorated the book and make a valuable gift for your relatives? After all, the saying “the Book is the best gift” nobody has yet cancelled.

But this is supposed to be a BOOK, not just bound leaflets with text and images.

Some publishing houses of Moscow, specializing in the production of exclusive and unique books, took the title of a book publishing and real delight avid book readers their “works of art”. Otherwise, these books and you will not name, because the production of books, he put his hands in addition to traditional binders and artists, more and jewelers. Continue reading

The five most expensive books in the world

Every collector once think of what, for example, the most expensive coin or the rare brand. In his collection of the most valuable and how he would like to expand? But the rating of the most valuable folios already decided. It includes seven publications three manuscripts.

The absolute champion in value is considered to be a manuscript by Leonardo da Vinci Leicester code”. At Christie’s auction in 1994 for the folio was paid for 30.8 million dollars. Experts say that in the coming years the price barrier is unlikely to be someone overcome.

But in December of this year can be set to record the cost of the printed book. Auction house Sotheby’s is going to put on the auction and complete copy of the first edition of the book “Birds of America” by John James Audubon, American painter-animalist, ornithologist and naturalist. By the way, in the world there are only 119 copies, and 108 of them are in the national museums, and 11 are for private collectors. The sale of this book will surely make a sensation among the experts. The price of this publication, which will participate in the auction on December 7, is estimated at about nine million dollars.

That “Birds of America” – is a unique publication, no doubt. It was first published in 1827-1838. And during this time the book was printed only 200 copies. This is due to its giant dimensions – each page has a height 127 see a Full copy of the book consists of 435 prints prints, painted by hand. The size of each engravings depicting birds in natural size – 90 60 see Continue reading

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